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Registered Nurse - District Nursing

Southern District Health Board
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Otago - Dunedin
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Fixed Term Contract
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Job Description


  • Part-time position (0.8FTE) fixed-term to 22.6.20

The Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. Our customers - patients, staff and communities - are at the forefront of everything we do.

The district nursing service provides comprehensive nursing care to the greater Dunedin area including Palmerston and Middlemarch. This includes specialist wound care (including ACC), intravenous medications administration, palliative care, catheter management and much more.

The service is closely linked to Dunedin hospital to helpensure patients are supported safely in the community after hospitaldischarge while also maintaining close liaison with local GP practices, Hospice and residential facilities. This is an opportunity for you to adapt and increase your clinical skills to become a 'specialist generalist'. You will be out and about working in different places and each hour is varied from the next. You'll be responsible for planning and implementing care to a diverse range of patients in the community, while also supervising enrolled nurses and healthcare assistants.

You'll be a passionate, committed and enthusiastic nurse who has a positive attitude. This is the perfect opportunity for those of you who have broad experience from a surgical and medical or community setting, and of course you'll love to work autonomously within the community.

If you think working in the community is where you want your career to go and you currently don't have specific community experience, we'd still like to hear from you.

A full clean driver's licence is essential for this role.

Closing Date: Sunday, 26 January 2020.

For further information please contact Jan Strachan, Recruitment Advisor - Strategy, Primary and Community Directorate, Phone (03) 214 5770 or Email:

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